Movie Reviews Archive

Movie Review: ‘The Art Of Self Defense’

Greetings again from the darkness. This special screening included a simulcast of the Red Carpet arrivals at the Brooklyn Alamo Drafthouse hosted by Eric Davis of Fandango, and the broadcast went to many cities around the U.S. What immediately struck me from the interviews ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Bottom Of The 9th’

Greetings again from the darkness. For us baseball fans, seeing the sport on the big screen can be bliss (THE SANDLOT, 1993) or extreme torture (ED, 1996). Actually, with any sports movie, the pressure is on the filmmakers and cast to be respectful to ...Read More

Documentary Review: ‘Long Gone Wild’

Greetings again from the darkness. As described here, Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s 2013 documentary BLACKFISH “changed everything” in regards to Orcas being held in captivity. But then Bill Neal’s documentary proceeds to lay out all of the problems that still exist and some new challenges that ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘The Lion King’

Greetings again from the darkness. If you have come here to read yet another take on how this next-gen remake of a beloved film doesn’t bring anything new to the story, you’ve come to the wrong place. I love cinema as an art form, ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Ashes’

Review by Jay Bowman Despite clocking in at an hour and a half, Ashes manages to feel incomplete. That isn’t to say the plot is rushed—if anything, the opposite is true—but there are just enough disconnected and distracting ideas thrown in to make you ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Breakthrough’ On Blu-ray

Review by Monique Thompson BREAKTHROUGH is based on the inspirational true story of one mother’s unfaltering love in the face of impossible odds. When Joyce Smith’s adopted son John falls through an icy Missouri lake, all hope seems lost. But as John lies lifeless, ...Read More

Documentary Review: ‘American Heretics’

Review by James Lindorf Earlier this month we celebrated the 243rd birthday of our nation, and since its inception, while not officially linked, religion (specifically Christianity) has been woven into its political fabric. In her latest documentary, Emmy Award-winning Director Jeanine Butler contrasts religion’s ...Read More